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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Lakeside Light Display opening night Dec. 1

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Everyone is invited to opening night for the City of Goose Creek’s Lakeside Light Display on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. behind the Municipal Center. The event is free.

The festive night includes live music, cookies and hot cocoa, holida...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

History lecture attendees thank Mayor with plaque

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Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler’s final history lecture of 2016 ended with a special presentation on Nov. 17 at City Hall.

Several attendees surprised the Mayor with a plaque of appreciation “for your 10 years of educating our community through you...Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Therapeutic Fishing Rodeo set for Nov. 12

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The City of Goose Creek Recreation Department’s Therapeutic Fishing Rodeo is a free event that will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Municipal Center.

Sponsorship opportunities include $250 (Event Sponsor) and $100 (Event P...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2016

City’s new gymnastics coach excited about future

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Stacey Croston was 10 years old when a visit to a friend’s house changed her life forever.

The two girls’ afternoon included a spirited gymnastics session in the backyard. And while neither had any training, their homemade moves – especially Stacey’s –...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Work at site of new water tank set for early morning Nov. 8

Residences near the construction site of the city’s new water tank may be impacted by work on the tank early next Tuesday morning (Nov. 8).

The contractor has completed driving the piles and preparing the site for the installation of the foundation fo...Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Citywide mosquito spraying underway

Mosquito spraying is underway in Goose Creek, and will include the entire city. The spraying, which will not begin before 10 p.m. nightly through Nov. 5, is being conducted by the Goose Creek Department of Public Works.

There are seven Mosquito Abateme...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Community invited to Oct. 29 Halloween Carnival

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The City of Goose Creek’s annual Halloween Carnival will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Goose Creek Community Center. The free event will include a costume contest, cupcake walk, and carnival games with candy and prizes.

The c...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

City Council breaks ground for new Activity Center

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A sparkling, 35,000-square-foot Activity Center will soon be a reality in Goose Creek, as City Council members held a groundbreaking ceremony for its construction on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The building will connect to the existing Community Center via a c...Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Ghosts and Legends topic of Oct. 27 history lecture

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Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler’s fall history lecture series continues on Thursday, Oct. 27 with a special Halloween twist. “Goose Creek Ghosts and Legends” is the topic for this week’s lecture, set for 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall.

Everyone is invit...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2016

Debris collection update

Hurricane Matthew storm debris collection in the City of Goose Creek is being conducted by three agencies: Berkeley County, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), and the City of Goose Creek.

Berkeley County has activated a storm debr...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Fall Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 22

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The 2016 Goose Creek Fall Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Municipal Center in Goose Creek. The free event features live entertainment, pony rides, a climbing wall, arts and crafts vendors, a kids’ play a...Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2016

Mayor’s history lectures begin Thursday, Oct. 13

The City of Goose Creek’s unique history will be told this fall, as Mayor Michael Heitzler’s popular historical lecture series begins Thursday, Oct. 13. The lectures were postponed one week due to Hurricane Matthew.

The free lecture series – “Goose Cre...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

City mourns loss of longtime volunteer

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The City of Goose Creek has lost a lifelong public servant who always put others ahead of herself.

Nancy Trevino, a member of the Goose Creek Recreation Commission for over 30 years, died on Monday, Oct. 10. She was 78.

The current vice chairman of...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2016

Residents asked to report storm damage

City of Goose Creek residents whose home suffered damage due to Hurricane Matthew are asked to report the damage for documentation.

City Planning Director Sarah Hanson is the city’s designated administrator who will report all substantial damage to the...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2016

City Hall to re-open Monday, Oct. 10

All City offices will open during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Monday, Oct. 10.

The golf course at Crowfield Golf Club is tentatively set to re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The club's driving range, as well as its clubhouse, will open at 1...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2016

Trash pick-up/storm debris update

Garbage pickup will resume Monday, Oct. 10, and will operate on the normal Monday-Friday schedule.

The following information applies to storm debris:

Due to the large volume of debris, crews will collect yard debris (brown) roll-carts and yard debri...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Goose Creek, Berkeley County under Hurricane Warning

Goose Creek and Berkeley County are officially under a Hurricane Warning, as Hurricane Matthew makes its way toward South Carolina.

For storm-related questions, the Berkeley County Resident Hotline can be called at 843-719-4800.

The City’s Emergen...Read on...

Hurricane Update
Posted on: September 30, 2016

Fall Festival rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22

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The 2016 Goose Creek Fall Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Municipal Center in Goose Creek, behind City Hall.

The threat of Hurricane Matthew, in addition to a rainy forecast, led to the p...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Residents encouraged to begin preparing for possible storm

While Hurricane Matthew’s path is still not clear, it is possible that Goose Creek and the Lowcountry will be affected by the storm in some form later this week. With that in mind, the City encourages residents to begin to take the first steps in preparat...Read on...

Red Cross Hurricane Checklist
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Fall newsletter available for residents

The Fall 2016 Goose Creek Community Newsletter has been mailed to residents, and is also available online. Extra copies of the newsletter, which includes a four-page Recreation Guide, are also available at City Hall.

Click the link below to view or dow...Read on...

2016 Fall Newsletter
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Registration underway for ‘Pickleball’ tournament

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Registration is underway for the 2016 Goose Creek Pickleball Challenge, set for Nov. 10 and 11 at the Goose Creek Community Center. The double-elimination tournament will begin at 9 a.m. on both days, with check-in at 8:30 a.m.

The Goose Creek Recreati...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

City honors Stratford softball team

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Stratford High School’s state champion softball team was honored at the Sept. 13 Goose Creek City Council meeting.

Mayor Pro Tem Mark Phillips read a resolution in the team’s honor, and council voted unanimously for its adoption.

The resolution rec...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Mayor’s history lectures return in October

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The City of Goose Creek’s unique history will be told this fall, as Mayor Michael Heitzler’s popular historical lecture series returns in October.

The free lecture series – “Goose Creek Backyard History” – will be held at City Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. eve...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

City mourns passing of former police chief

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Former Goose Creek Chief of Police Richard “Rick” Ruonala has passed away. Chief Ruonala played a crucial role in the police department's history, serving from January 1980 to April 1989.

Goose Creek Police Chief Harvey Becker offered the following:
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Obituary
Posted on: September 7, 2016

Vendor spots filled for Giant Goose Creek Yard Sale

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The Giant Goose Creek Yard Sale returns this Saturday, Sept. 10, and all vendor spots have been filled for the popular event.

Over 50 vendors will be on hand at the sale, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Casey Community Center soccer fi...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

City warns residents of telephone scams

Beware of callers asking for personal information over the telephone. That is the message being shared by the City of Goose Creek, after a number of recent reports from concerned citizens.

Several telephone scams have been reported, including one whose...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

BCWS provides recycling update to City residents

This information has been provided to the City of Goose Creek from Berkeley County Water & Sewer:

It has been reported in the local media over the past few weeks that recycling has been a difficult issue for local governments to manage. Fortunately...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

GCPD’s Hart named 2016 Employee of the Year

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What is Goose Creek PFC Justin Hart’s best quality?

That’s a tough one.

Perhaps it is the lawman’s devotion to his community – a community he not only serves, but of which he himself is an integral part.

Perhaps it is his character; in the word...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

City celebrates its top employees of 2016

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The City of Goose Creek celebrated its best and brightest employees at the Aug. 9 City Council meeting.

In addition to PFC Justin Hart capturing the city-wide Employee of the Year honor, every city department named its top employee. Mayor Michael Heit...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Mayor declares ‘Knights of Columbus Family Week’

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Mayor Michael Heitzler has proclaimed Aug. 8-14 “Knights of Columbus Family Week” in Goose Creek.

Knights of Columbus Council 11991 members and supporters, including Deputy Grand Knight Jim Kelly and Family Director Frank Bautista, joined Mayor Heitzle...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Sponsors sought for upcoming Outdoor Movie Night

Disney’s “Zootopia” is coming to the big screen this September at Goose Creek Recreation’s Outdoor Movie Night, and sponsors are being sought for the event.

The animated movie will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 behind the Goose Creek Muni...Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Red Cross Blood Drive set for Aug. 12

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The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is returning to Goose Creek, as the city hosts a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12.

Goose Creek residents are encouraged to help ease summer shortages by donating blood. The Bloodmobile will be par...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

Flooding information to be shared at Aug. 10 event

Is your home at risk for flooding? The public is invited to see FEMA’s latest flood maps for Berkeley County at an upcoming open house.

The event, hosted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, is set for 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

Volunteers sought for Cultural Arts Commission

Do you have an interest in the arts?

The City of Goose Creek is seeking seven residents to serve on its Cultural Arts Commission. Volunteers will serve a two-year term on the newly created commission, which will meet monthly.

The commission’s purpo...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Vendor spaces available for Giant Yard Sale

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Registration is underway for spaces at the next Goose Creek Giant Goose Creek Yard Sale, set for 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Casey Community Center soccer field.

Spaces are $10 for residents, and $15 for non-residents. Call (843) 57...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Public invited to tour new fire station on July 21

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The public is invited to take a look inside the City of Goose Creek’s newest fire station.

Goose Creek Fire Station 3, which recently began operation, is a 10,000-square-foot, one-engine facility located at 535 Old Mount Holly Road. An open house wil...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Community meeting for Boulder Bluff park July 7

Residents of Boulder Bluff and the surrounding area are invited to attend a community meeting on July 7 focused on the future of the 48-acre public park across the street from Boulder Bluff Elementary School.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Th...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Fourth of July celebration includes music, fireworks

The 27th Annual Fabulous Fourth in the Creek will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4 at the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center.

Admission is free to the popular celebration, which will include live music from the Dave Landeo Band, a ...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Crowfield Golf Club enjoys ‘incredible three days’

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It was an exciting time at Crowfield Golf Club this week, as 157 of the nation’s most talented young golfers competed in the fourth annual U.S. Kids Golf Carolinas State Invitational.

The tournament began with a practice round on Monday, and concluded...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Carolinas State Invitational golf tournament coming to Crowfield

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Some of the best young golfers in the nation are coming to Goose Creek.

The City of Goose Creek’s Crowfield Golf Club is hosting the fourth annual U.S. Kids Golf Carolinas State Invitational, to be held June 28-29. A practice round will take place on M...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Broom named City Administrator effective Aug. 2

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The City of Goose Creek will soon have a new City Administrator: Goose Creek City Council voted unanimously at its June 14 meeting to appoint Jake Broom to the position effective Aug. 2.

Broom, 31, will take the place of veteran City Administrator Den...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Final 'Sounds of Summer' concert June 24

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The City of Goose Creek’s Sixth Annual Sounds of Summer concert series concludes on Friday, June 24 at Crowfield Golf Club with a performance from The Officials from 6 to 9 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Food vendors will be on site, ...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Harmon receives Order of the Silver Crescent

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Goose Creek City Administrator Dennis Harmon has been awarded The Order of the Silver Crescent by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

Harmon, who is retiring on Aug. 1 after 38 years as Goose Creek City Administrator, was presented the award by Rep. Joe D...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Mayor proclaims ‘Amateur Radio Week’ in Goose Creek

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Mayor Michael Heitzler has proclaimed June 20-26 “Amateur Radio Week” in the City of Goose Creek. The Mayor signed the proclamation at Goose Creek City Hall on June 13.

The proclamation calls Amateur Radio a valuable tool for Goose Creek’s emergency or...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Vendor spots, sponsorships available for Fall Festival

Planning is underway for the City of Goose Creek’s biggest event.

The 2016 Goose Creek Fall Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Municipal Center. Thousands are expected to attend the popular, family-friendly event...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Free concert series continues June 10 at Crowfield

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The Sixth Annual Sounds of Summer concert series continues on Friday, June 10 at Crowfield Golf Club in Goose Creek, as the Dave Landeo Band performs from 6 to 9 p.m.

The free event is hosted by the City of Goose Creek. Following this Friday’s show, th...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Free concert series continues Friday, May 27

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The Sixth Annual Sounds of Summer concert series continues on Friday, May 27 at Crowfield Golf Club. The Shem Creek Boogie Band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at the free event.

Hosted by the City of Goose Creek, the series began May 20 at Carnes Crossr...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Mayor proclaims ‘Kids to Parks Day’ in Goose Creek

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Saturday, May 21, 2016 has been proclaimed “Kids to Parks Day” in Goose Creek by Mayor Michael Heitzler.

Kids to Parks Day was organized and launched by the National Park Trust six years ago. It encourages families to get outside and take advantage of ...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

City celebrates ‘Judo Week in the Creek’

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Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler has proclaimed May 15-21 “Judo Week in the Creek.”

Mayor Heitzler signed the proclamation on Monday, May 16 at City Hall, where he was joined by several instructors and staff members of the Samurai Judo Association, ...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Free ‘Sounds of Summer’ concert series begins May 20

The Sixth Annual Sounds of Summer concert series begins Friday, May 20 at Carnes Crossroads, before continuing on May 27 at Crowfield Golf Club.

Hosted by the City of Goose Creek, the series includes four free outdoor concerts held between May 20 and J...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Peace Officers’ Memorial Day proclaimed May 15

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Mayor Michael Heitzler has proclaimed May 15, 2016 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in the City of Goose Creek.

Mayor Heitzler signed the proclamation in a recent ceremony at the Municipal Center, where he was accompanied by Mary Ann and Harold Deese of...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

City swimming pool set to open May 21

The City of Goose Creek swimming pool at Crowfield Golf Club will open for the summer on May 21. The pool is located at 300 Hamlet Circle in Goose Creek.

The pool will be open from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on May 21 and 22. Beginning on May 28, the pool will ...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Kids invited to a day of fishing

Registration is underway for a Youth Fishing Rodeo at the lake behind the Goose Creek Municipal Center. The free event, co-sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

All kids age 16...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Students enjoy Municipal Court field trip

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Goose Creek High School students recently received a close-up look at what happens in a courtroom.

Goose Creek High School teacher Amanda Cooper brought her Law Education students on a field trip to the Goose Creek Municipal Court on April 21.

The s...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Fifth Annual BBQ Festival set for Saturday, April 23

The final countdown is underway for the City of Goose Creek’s Fifth Annual BBQ Festival.

The free event, sponsored by Goose Creek Heating and Air, is set for Saturday, April 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. behind the Municipal Center at 519 North Goose Creek Blvd...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

14 firefighters take oath, 9 promoted at celebration

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Wednesday, April 13 was a night of celebration for the Goose Creek Fire Department.

The sparkling new Fire Station 3 on Old Moncks Corner Road was the setting as family, friends and supporters of the GCFD gathered for a swearing-in of 14 new firefighte...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

City Council honors Artist Guild winner

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The City of Goose Creek honored local artist Dorothy Shromoff at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 12.

Shromoff’s watercolor painting “Underwater Rainbow” is the Goose Creek Artist Guild’s 2016 Purchase Award Winner, and will be hung at Goose...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Mayor proclaims Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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April has been proclaimed Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the City of Goose Creek.

Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler signed the proclamation, subtitled “No More Silence, No More Violence,” on April 4 at City Hall. He was joined by Shannon Nicholson ...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Vendor spaces filled for Giant Yard Sale April 9

All vendor spots have been filled for the first Giant Goose Creek Yard Sale of 2016, which takes place Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The popular event will be held on the soccer field adjacent to the Casey Community Center.

The sale, held t...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Final countdown begins for St. Jude Bike-A-Thon

The annual St. Jude Bike-A-Thon hosted by the Goose Creek Police Department is set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 9.

As the final countdown begins, Goose Creek Police Chief Harvey Becker has announced that the Goose Creek Police Explorers, Post 400, wil...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Goose Creek elects 3 to City Council

Three new City Council members have been elected in Goose Creek.

In unofficial results, Kevin Condon, Brandon Cox and Greg Habib were the top three finishers in Tuesday’s election. Condon and Cox finished with 772 votes apiece, while Habib finished wit...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2016

Spring Newsletter available for residents

The 12-page newsletter, complete with a four-page Recreation Guide for the Spring and Summer months, is being mailed to residents.

To view or download the Spring Newsletter online, click the link below.

2016 Spring Newsletter
Posted on: April 4, 2016

City Council election Tuesday, April 5

An election to fill three Goose Creek City Council seats will be held Tuesday, April 5.

Voters will choose three new City Council members in the at-large, non-partisan election; City Council Members John McCants, Jerry Tekac and Franklin Moore are not...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

St. Jude Bike-A-Thon set for April 9 in Goose Creek

A community tradition continues next month, as the annual Bike-A-Thon benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held on Saturday, April 9 at the Municipal Center.

Goose Creek Police Chief Harvey Becker is the volunteer coordinator for ...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Mayor honors retiring Goose Creek librarian

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A lifetime of “loyal commitment and unwavering service” is being honored this weekend, as Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler has proclaimed Saturday, Feb. 27 as Madelyne Spann Appreciation Day in Goose Creek.

Mayor Heitzler signed the proclamation Fri...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Mayor proclaims Black History Month in Goose Creek

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As members of the local NAACP looked on, Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler officially proclaimed February 2016 as Black History Month in the City of Goose Creek. The proclamation signing ceremony took place Monday morning, Feb. 15, at City Hall.

The ...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Public input needed for 48-acre Boulder Bluff park

The City of Goose Creek needs input from residents of Boulder Bluff and the surrounding area.

The City is planning the renovation and complete redevelopment of 48 acres of public park land across the street from Boulder Bluff Elementary School. The pro...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2016

City introduces easy ways to pay water bill

Goose Creek is making it easier for residents to pay their water bill. The City is offering paperless billing and an automatic debit option.

* Paperless Billing

Customers can receive their water bill via email to save paper and receive their bill fa...Read more »

Posted on: January 6, 2016

Grainger promoted to GCPD Major, Assistant Chief

John Grainger's wife, Lisa, pins on his new badge at the Jan. 4 ceremony.

Four months after beginning his law enforcement career as a reserve officer, John Grainger received his first promotion.

The year was 1993. Grainger lacked experience – but Goose Creek Police Chief Harvey Becker sensed that the young man had the making...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Grant will fund crucial radio equipment for GCFD

The radios in this Goose Creek Fire Department truck will soon be replaced by 800MHz devices.

The City of Goose Creek Fire Department has been awarded a $179,728 FEMA grant – and the money will be used for a crucial communications upgrade for firefighters.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant was awarded to the City in July by the U.S. Departme...Read on...


Posted on: November 30, 2016

Sanitation Holiday Pick Up Schedule for Christmas & New Year's

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The offices of the City of Goose Creek will be closed on Friday December 23 and Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holidays.

The sanitation schedule for the week of December 19 will be as follows:

Monday, December 19 – Regular ...

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